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Open Source Balsamiq Wireframes Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Balsamiq Wireframes is Pencil Project. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Balsamiq Wireframes and seven of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Balsamiq Wireframes are Penpot, Wireflow, mydraft.cc and quickMockup.

Balsamiq Wireframes alternatives are mainly Prototyping Tools but may also be UI Design Tools or Wireframing Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Balsamiq Wireframes.
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  1. Pencil is a standalone app that lets you create diagrams or UI mockups. It doesn't have collaboration/multi-user features.

    Discontinued

    The last release/commit was in October 2019.

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    Most users think Pencil Project is a great alternative to Balsamiq Wireframes.

    It's ok as an alternative, but it fails in creating interactive wireframes

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    It's a simple cross-platform tool, but with minimal necessary set of features:

    • really cross-platform
    • good collections of shapes, which seems are extendable
    • export to various formats
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    No possibility to export to html.

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    All needed in, easy to use, stabel.

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    Quite good and lots options, and still free

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    Penpot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Penpot is the first Open Source design and prototyping platform meant for cross-domain teams. Non dependent on operating systems, Penpot is web based and works with open web standards (SVG). For all and empowered by the community.

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    Wireflow is free, online, real-time collaborative, open source tool for creating beautiful user flow prototypes.

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    mydraft.cc

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Open source wireframing tool written in typescript, react and redux.

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    quickMockup

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Online tool for creating mockups in the browser. Use your browser’s save function to save the file (just html for view only, complete save for an editable version) or export to codepen for others to view.

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    Quant-UX

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux

    Quant UX is a research, usability and prototyping tool to quickly test your designs and get data driven insights.

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    Napkee

    • FreeOpen Source
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    Napkee makes your Balsamiq Mockups come alive. Import a BMML and export to web or flex code in a few clicks.

    Discontinued

    The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 2.0 alpha 3, released on October 30, 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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